Seriously, who do you know here?
This tweet is informative.
The #Tigers' left-side trio today (Aybar, Presley, McGehee) have a combined 2,527 games of MLB experience, 15 of that with the Tigers— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 18, 2016
That is the perfect way to summarize the adhesive-laden lineup that the Tigers are trotting out there right now. It’s to no ones surprise that the team has only put up 7 runs in its past 4 games.
Whether it’s injuries or an untimely mental break the Tigers are going to have to rely fully on the front half on the lineup and their pitching. With the bullpen struggles, this seems like quite the ask, but at 3 games back of the wildcard, the team is out of margin for error.
I guess we have to talk about this
So earlier in the week, there was a bit of a stir caused when the Tigers were accused of a scheduling move to gain an advantage over the Red Sox.
That insane 1:10 start in Det Thurs after Balt nite G? Tigers refused Red Sox request to change.— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) August 15, 2016
Dombro comments: https://t.co/KJq9YhpgF0
This was quickly dismissed on the Tigers side when you consider that the team always plays Thursday games and, on top of that, there was a Lions game that evening that needed to be worked around.
Enter Travis Shaw:
UPDATE: we still haven't left Baltimore.... And the game tomorrow is at 1:10? Awesome #MLB #RedSox— Travis Shaw (@travis_shaw21) August 18, 2016
This led to the Boston media floating the idea that Detroit had “manipulated the schedule.” Totally guys.
With regards to Shaw, it would be easy for me to say, you have the best job in the world. But these guys are working 6 day weeks for 6 straight months. Instead, I’ll note that... actually, you know what, screw you Travis Shaw, you make millions of dollars to play a childhood game. You and every spoiled Boston beat writer and sports fan can shut up.
Presented without comment:
First 1,000 fans get this guy at the @erie_seawolves game tomorrow. Remember 4:35 start! Get there early. pic.twitter.com/L7LVJiatcG— Tom Reisenweber (@ETNreisenweber) August 18, 2016
OK, one comment, if you can go to that game and get me one of those I will pay you so much money.
Here’s an eclectic list of sadness
San Francisco has made a resurgence back to the top of the wild card in the NL so I can only assume that Grant is reveling in his team’s success by highlighting everyone else’s sadness. Thankfully the Tigers do not show up on the worst stories of the 2016 season.
I’m so angry I didn’t think of this story idea
The Olympics, so hot right now. Usain Bolt continued his greatness last night by winning the 200 meter gold. I am so locked into the Olympics right now that I have no idea how I didn’t think to compare Billy Hamilton’s speed against the fastest man alive.
This is a good insult.
Remember when Matt Kemp said that arriving in Atlanta finally put him in a baseball town. That was a bad insult. We all know that’s a lie. This on the other hand:
That’s good stuff.
I’m not even 30 yet, stop it.
I would say everyone reading this right now is biased, but it is fair to say that baseball is not doing as well with younger fans as it used to. The Wall Street Journal looks at how baseball can thrive in the viral era.